(viv·id): full of life; lively; animated
That’s a fantastic definition. Full of life. That’s something that I think is essential in a good book. I want to be able to picture EXACTLY what is going on in my head. I want to see all the characters pop out of the pages! I hate it when an author isn’t descriptive enough so you don’t really know what’s going on. It’s a reading pet peeve. I love it when a book is just so descriptive i can tell you the exact colours of everything mentioned. Or I know exactly how a character is supposed to look. It makes a book way more enjoyable.
Here’s some great examples:
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman
- A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
- Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling